Houston Hospice

Volunteers

Houston Hospice has many volunteer opportunities to serve hospice patients and families with caring and compassion. There are also ways to serve out in the in community and in our office. We love our volunteers and appreciate them as integral team members of our 42-year-old nonprofit organization. Find out more information and how to apply, below.

 

Houston Hospice Volunteers

Houston Hospice has a robust volunteer program. Volunteers help set the tone for the compassionate care our hospice patients and their families receive.


TYPES OF VOLUNTEERS

PATIENT CARE VOLUNTEERS

Houston Hospice volunteers may choose to work directly with patients and families in our Inpatient Care Unit, in assisted living communities or in patients’ homes. Support activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Making Phone Calls
  • Music or Pet Therapy
  • Sitting with Patients
  • Translating

Volunteers who provide direct patient and family assistance are required to complete a 25-hour training course.

NON-PATIENT CARE VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers may choose to serve in non-patient assistance efforts. These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Administrative Support
  • Butterfly Luncheon
  • Communications
  • Community Events
  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Spirit Award Dinner
How are our volunteers trained?

Patient care volunteers are required to attend orientation and training sessions that provide a minimum of 10 hours of engaging instruction from senior volunteers. These sessions are offered twice a year, primarily at our Texas Medical Center site. Training classes are also held in the El Campo area.


BECOME A HOSPICE VOLUNTEER

TRAINING
How are our volunteers trained?

Completion of training series is required of all persons interested in becoming hospice volunteers, both direct patient care as well as administrative office support. These training series are held twice a year at either our Texas Medical Center site or in the El Campo area.

Houston Hospice’s training prepares volunteers for the challenges of working with terminally ill patients and their families. Topics include:

  • HIPAA Compliancy
  • Listening Skills
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical Aspects of End-of-Life
  • Psychosocial and Spiritual Aspects of Care

Hospice volunteers are required to provide a calm, caring presence during challenging situations and we believe our training helps develop these skills.


BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

By Volunteering with Houston Hospice, You Make A Big Difference in the Lives of Patients and Families

BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING: A HAPPY EFFECT
  • Bring vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community
  • Helping others can help reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose
  • Giving in even simple ways can help others and improve your health and happiness
VOLUNTEER SELECTION

Submitting an application and completing our training does NOT guarantee acceptance into our hospice volunteer program. The selection process includes, but is not solely dependent on, successful completion of all variables found in Volunteer Screening for Participation.

We will notify all volunteer applicants of their acceptance status.

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Interested in
volunteering with us?

Please complete this form or call the Volunteer Department at 713-677-7122.

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Current Volunteers